Your Moving Home CheckList


Numerous studies confirm that moving home is one of the most stressful events that people encounter. One of the things you can do to relieve some of the stress is to be very well prepared. The following are some of the things you should do when moving home – here is your very own moving home checklist

Who do you tell?

Of course you cannot just get up and move away without informing some people. You should let the following people know that you are moving home, maybe using a stock email with your new address and contact details.

  • Your internet service provider, telephone provider, and Cable TV Company
  • Your building society, bank, pension provider, and any other lenders or companies you have investments with
  • Store card and credit card companies
  • The municipality
  • The domestic revenue office
  • Employers
  • Magazines you have subscribed to, charities, etc.
  • Your children’s schools
  • The department of motor vehicles
  • Family, friends, and colleagues

What to do on the day of moving home

1. Before moving clear out and have a jumble sale, label all boxes accurately to make unpacking easy

2. Switch off all electricity, gas, light, sprinklers and geyser before you leave – hand over your old keys to the new owners

3. If you are using a moving company, give the foreman your new house’s layout so that everything can be put in the right place. Measure the spaces in your new home to ensure this furniture will fit where you want it to

4. Make sure that every item that was included when you bought/rented your new house is present. These things include carpets, curtains, light fittings, etc. Also ensure that electricity and phone lines are activate from the day you move in

5. For extra security, consider having the locks in your new home changed.

6. When you have finally completed moving home, you will most probably be exhausted. Collapse on the sofa, order some food and pop open a bottle of champagne.

You don’t have to do all the work when moving home. You can hire a moving specialist who can handle everything including transferring utilities, making change of address cards, hiring a removal firm, and much more.

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Duct Tape and Packing Boxes: Items you need when you are Relocating

When you are going to move homes, packing becomes paramount. Whether you want to spend a great deal of time on this, or you try and rush through it all, you need to realise that packing takes time. You will need spend a good deal of time putting things in boxes and finding out how you’re going to get from point A to point B.  Consider the examples given below as a checklist of essentials for moving home. The idea is to help make the relocation experience as easy and efficient as possible.

12 Items You Will Need When Relocating (Moving)

Duct Tape – You’ll need heavy duty tape for boxes and other incidentals.

Packing boxes – Never underestimate the need for plenty of boxes. For an average size house start with 20 small moving boxes, 15 medium moving boxes and 10 large packing boxes as well as approximately 5 heavy duty boxes.

Packing paper – Look for paper that is all brown or find discarded newspapers to pack your items with.

Plastic wrap or bubble wrap – Wrapping up your furniture for moving is a great plan, and something that can be easily done with a roll of plastic wrap.

Box Cutter – A good box cutter will prove incredibly valuable for cutting through cardboard and more.

Mattress bag – If you’re going to be moving your matters, then it becomes imperative to have a bag for it. A mattress bag will help with keeping things clean upon moving.

Markers – Invest in permanent markers so that you can label all your boxes and ensure that nothing gets lost or left behind.

Packing peanuts – For extra peace of mind, foam peanuts could allow you to pack fragile things with more cushioning.

Transportation – You will want to have your transportation booked, especially if you’re hiring movers to  help.

Dolly – Purchase a dolly to help with moving appliances out of the way for cleaning and more.

Inflatable bags – these inflate to fill spaces and are ideal for fragile appliances or household items

Labels – either custom printed or blank will help you organise the contents of your boxes

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